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Fan Review: Caley Thistle slip to 9th after consecutive draws

By Craig McLean

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This article is part of our fan review series, all thoughts and opinions are contributed by Caley Thistle fans and not by The Inverness Courier.

Duncan Ferguson. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Duncan Ferguson. Picture: James Mackenzie.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle currently sit in a precarious 9th position in the Scottish Champonship after back to back draws against Partick Thistle and Arbroath over the last week.

Last Saturday saw the Caley Jags squander their lead twice as they were held to a 3-3 draw against Partick, whilst this Saturday saw a crucial last minute equaliser rescue a point at Gayfield Park against bottom side Arbroath.

Attending both matches was season ticket holder and frequent away traveller Gary Morrison (21), who has supported the club since a young age.

Gary noted concern about both performances and believes the overall performance across the park needs to be improved.

“To lose the lead twice against Partick was very frustrating, that was 3 points which were in our hands and slipped away due to a reckless penalty and slack defending.

“The Arbroath game was also very draining.

“First half wasn't the worst as we should have scored but Boruc kept Arbroath in that game with a solid performance.

“Second half woeful a couple players in that team need to have a long hard look at themselves and ask if they are in the right trade.

“Overall really poor game, the highlight was at the end of the game where the small away crowd were voicing their discontent with the board.”

Caley Thistle v Partick Thistle. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Caley Thistle v Partick Thistle. Picture: James Mackenzie.

Gary who has missed a few of the recent games was however happy to see some of the best performances on the park come from loan signings made by Duncan Ferguson during the January transfer window.

“First time for me seeing the new signings and the new team after the performances last week and yesterday I can say I’m impressed with Kerr, Carragher and Samuel.”

He is however worried about depth in the midfield after another injury added to the list at Gayfield.

“Gilmour going down injured is very worrying as he has been decent for us in the middle of the park.

“With Carson and Welsh leaving in January we are very short of options in the middle.”

Gary does have confidence Caley Thistle can avoid relegation though he questions the tactical styles and some decisions being made during matches.

“I think personally we will stay up.

“The football we play isn’t bad but it’s not right for the championship, I would say it’s good enough to keep us in the premiership but not good enough for the championship.

“If Big Dunc has a plan B I think we will see a run of wins but this subbing off centre halves during the match malarkey is just a panic.”

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